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Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial & Tax advice since 1986
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My husband and I are a team, do we double the perdiam amount

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My husband and I are a team, do we double the perdiam amount on our taxes?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lane replied 9 months ago.

Hi, generally yes ... a specific amount of money an organization gives an individual, often an employee, per day to cover living expenses when traveling for work.

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So if both of you are out there doing that work, then yes.

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What it will come down to is whether each individual meets the qualifications of a paticular per diem

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Let me know if you have questions

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Lane

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I hold a JD (Juris Doctorate, a doctoral degree in the law), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in finance & tax, as well as CFP® and CRPS designations. - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security & Medicare, estate, corporate & tax advice since 1986.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Our taxman feels if we double the perdiam, it may trigger an audit, how do you feel about that?
Expert:  Lane replied 9 months ago.

I don't know enough to make that determination .. If you both work full-time in the business and the items are being spent by each of you, I would tend to disagree

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